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stories you see. here. the spanish. visit. washington in the skies over baghdad. trying to persuade. the hard. truth. military. to cease fall for the next day. the u.s. city of detroit close to a humanitarian crisis with the u.n. accused. of human rights violations cutting off water supplies for the poor. nato secretary general and. his post we report on the shady deals which allowed
them to get the job in the first place. hello once again thanks for joining us my name is neil harvey and you watching. first this hour it is being confirmed that armed american drones are patrolling the airspace over the iraqi capital while the country finds an army of jihadists advancing from the north the u.s. official said that the jones' primary task is to defend american diplomats u.s. secretary of state john kerry is also asking the kurds to stand by by dance that they've taken already taken control of oil centers in the city of could cook after it was left by the army and kurdish authorities are now planning a referendum on independence you see catherine offloads of the prospects for iraqi kurdistan in the ongoing conflict. less than two kilometers away
a stronghold of the islamic state in iraq and syria fighters from isis or as they're called in arabic have taken over the neighboring village these kurdish soldiers known as the peshmerga are are the only defense that's keeping the insurgents from marching north. so this whole area. isis fighters with snipers and the militant offensive sweeping across a rock is redrawing the country's borders but so too are the kurds as a rocky forces crumbled in the wake of that the harvest onslaught kurdish soldiers moved in to fill the void nearly doubling their territory in the process in just a matter of hours the kurds seized militarily what they failed to secure politically for decades the oil rich province of cure cooled and its main city spofforth of course. the peshmerga is controlling their.
own because in the other side on the other groups but of course the peshmerga which thirty four years one of the most dangerous cities in iraq kill cook has become a refuge in kurdish hands hundreds of cars lined the road leading to the city as desperate iraqis flee for their lives. the city is home to a mix of arabs kurds chirk ben and christians all lay claim to this land a year ago i couldn't really walk around here without the help of an armed escort it was just too dangerous there are suicide bombings frequent clashes between rival groups by controlling care coolpix the kurds hope to prove that they can do a better job than the central government maybe safer so far but with neighbors like isis it's unclear for how long. it didn't take long that evening we
witnessed care coke's temporary or spike from violence shattered a suicide bomber tried to enter a market in a kurdish part of town at least six people killed dozens wounded the kurds may seem as though when there's been this. some of them are living in the euphoria of total tree. but more tentative and more people. means more problems if it wasn't planned. already divisions are emerging minority arab and turkmen residents are worried about their rights in the new kirkuk kurdish authorities promised a referendum but in a worrying sign of what could be ahead these shiite turkmen are taking matters into their own hands. we don't trust any government or any group to protect us so we're taking up arms to defend ourselves lucy caffein of kirkuk iraq
meanwhile former pentagon analyst michael says that the kurds are going to use the instability in iraq to snatch as much authority as they can. the kurds see a golden opportunity to basically declare their independence they've already announced that they're going to have a referendum they do have a choice they can either do that or. do what. kerry wants and work with the government in baghdad i think that by they listen politely to to secretary kerry i think they have their own interests in mind and unless something miraculous happens in the parliament without moloch you stand on board i think this split enough iraq is going to be inevitable the only thing that is working in anybody's favor is that isis has the has a military capability but the question is will they be able to govern all that territory they're taking over and already they're fighting from within some of the
units and some of the other islamist groups and even x. about this that they that join them temporarily to take the territory over but now there's actually been gunfire and and opposition each week will want their own little chunk in each little piece it's a mess. we are closely following events in iraq and we'll update you as the situation that develops also you can logon to our website as called for more information including analysis and eggs that opinion. elsewhere the shaky to see in east ukraine has been extended with both the army and anti government fighters promising to recognize it cease fire which has been in place for a week now is part of attempts to bring peace to the region people there exhausted from artillery attacks that have forced tens of thousands to flee. one. of the bullets. do you think you're playing it would.
experience in your very eyes even if bush did today are you with the boys in a good day in the shade you know should think that given the national the national pride of egypt is going to get into another team that can use them with the little to say that i'm still the i do my all that i was ready to start was that it just would show that you would have always wanted to work on usenet you do more here in the to survive so you go to those if i get the. artes correspondent remind culture of reports on the expectations from the new cease fire. president of the but i shouldn't call extended the ceasefire by another seventy two hours and this was confirmed by anti-government forces as well it doesn't but i shan't go added that the slightest violation of a cease fire this time around if people start building barricades then he will recall this truce now dialogue and countries consultations can see new between both sides as they're searching for an adequate compromise on all these efforts and
initiatives are welcomed and supported by russia and the european union of fortunately the initial week long cease fire was broken several times by both sides of the conflict ukrainian military continues shelling the east of the country a mother and her twenty six year old son had been killed after shelling near slavyansk a missile hit a residential building where they were and killed them instantly there and government forces at sac the crane in military posts positions as well defense forces to control over a checkpoint controlled by the national guard and according to unverified information they create in military later shelled that checkpoint killing twenty fighters all of the national guard but once again this information is yet to be verified. construction workers encounter said the basic rights of
being breached by security guards at one of the biggest building sites in the country's capital the latest episode at a hotel complex so several people injured during a brawl with dogs to build a say we're not letting them take a shed goldbrick and these are rare pictures to come out of council showing the situation evolves allegedly struck the workers with steel rods to prevent them from leaving me to the legend film maker who was arrested by qatari police for expose. in the country's poor working conditions but he believes this case is just a drop in the. level of you know violence displayed in that video just shows the level of despair those workers are in it was initiated by the workers not being allowed to take proper lunch break bear in mind we are in the middle of ramadan ramadan obviously has for workers and there are quite
a few of them on the building sites. meaning and i think it's really right now as these things come up more and more you know with higher frequency i think it's time to really face a possible rerun of the vote for the world cup in qatar that's something that you know comes into reality with all human rights issues with all the corruption issues coming up on a daily basis right now i think this is what we had in front possibly. international human rights organizations have condemned the dire conditions for construction workers in cata a number of times as the country prepares for the world cup in two thousand and twenty two according to reports more than one worker is dying each day in the attempt to build stadiums an infrastructure and many don't get paid for months but are forced to stay as their documents are taken away from them other companies that hire them. do stay with us coming up after the break here on r.t. divide and rule the french government the regional shake up while some are unhappy
with the immediate effects is there also the threat of the nation being split up. along the way death row prisoners in oklahoma sued the state to stop the lethal injections but the authorities are reluctant to put the controversial executions of cold. next activists are demanding that the u.n. step in to help thousands of people who've been left without water or those suffering are not in a remote african or asian a village but in fact in the bankrupt us city of detroit or thirty's they're cutting water supplies to thousands of households saying that they're protecting the city's budget from unpaid bills u.n. experts have called the actions a violation of human rights close inspection reveals that it's not just the hard up who aren't paying their bills some corporations as well are in fact tens of millions of dollars in the red but there is little pressure actually being put on
them artes meghan lopez has the details. it is one of the most essential elements of life. americans enjoy some of the cleanest and most abundant water in the world but what happens when the pipes are turned off and the tap runs dry how am i supposed to wash my child heilman i supposed to shower must fill in the largest american city to ever file for bankruptcy residents are falling behind on their water bills now facing five billion dollars in bad debt the water department is taking drastic measures to plug holes and that means cutting water this is one of those houses that has had its water shut off and you can tell that because the detroit water and sewer department went ahead and painted on the porch that water cut time now they've been doing this more and more frequently to abandoned houses and they are they say going after abandoned houses first in order to kind of avoid it wasting water for houses that people simply
don't live in however more often these days the houses facing shut off have residents living inside this is the detroit water brigade headquarters groups like the way fun and the detroit water brigade are working with residents to get on the water they need in the short term and the funding in the long term to sustain themselves we have donations the water that people have say we also have water filtration devices as well as aqua tablets so that people could you know access to clean drinking water these groups are now calling for help from the federal government and even the united nations to address what they describe as a humanitarian crisis nikita rally is one detroit resident who is afraid of the consequences of missing even a single payment if you tell someone i don't have water in my home that's the first strike you can get your children removed or you go to the war department as they help get my children back they don't care don't just days and she isn't alone no
being you're shutting out all the water all the most vulnerable for. first it was now raises a human rights question it raises a moral question what if people do was to water. out of the take their medicine if you see the shot of they make the formula for the baby however the water department argues we have the the burden of being heavy to be realistic a lot of the folks the activists for example don't have that they have what they feel are simple solutions. which really don't really hold water if anybody can come up with a way that we can make the detroit drinking water is good as it is right now for pennies on the dollar was going to listen unfortunately this is not the case leaving some residents salivating for a solution to this water crisis and others just plain thirsty reporting in detroit michigan meghan lopez r t o mira conan and found an international water campaign for the blue planet project told does that unemployment and poverty fuelling the
crisis there are thousands of residents who have been cut who've been cut off from their water and sewerage services since march and what that means is that people basically don't have access to water in their homes and we're talking about a city where forty percent of the people are living below the poverty line so many of these people cannot afford to be there to pay their bills and it is a violation of the human right to water and sanitation when people are being forced to pay a very high rates for their water and sanitation services and when they're not able to meet those demands they are being cut off for the plight of thousands of detroit residents is also the focus of abby martin is breaking the search which is coming up for you a little later this hour. and that's plenty more on the way for you to sow still to come we'll look at the
motives driving the french government to breed joy it's own internal borders. on marriage in the financial world. developments cannot stop exuberance only taken from the demand to trade is not going to get any economic in life there are. fact that. they were going to go digital the price is the only industry specifically mentioned in the constitution and. that's because a free and open press is critical to our democracy but albus. role. in fact the single biggest threat facing our nation today is the corporate takeover of our government and across several we've been hijacked why a handful of transnational corporations that will profit by destroying what our
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a billion to train to decrypt the fragmenting syrian opposition to the us military and equipped with american weapons ukraine signs up to a controversial to you free trade deal along with georgia and moldova into a trade agreement bergen's failure to finish a multi-billion dollar airport is blamed on an engineering impulse to. quote other media turns a blind eye to you get an artsy. you're watching ulti international nato's chief and his photographs and will soon leave his post in us just as questions are raised over how exactly he got that job back in two thousand and nine leaked documents posted on wiki leaks suggest that denmark agreed to start proceedings to close an international kurdish channel that i've been broadcasting from copenhagen now that took place in two thousand and nine at the time when rasmussen was prime minister of the country in exchange turkey
reportedly promised to back him for the position of nato secretary general so i was turkey so worried about these broadcasts well claims that rose t.v. was a mouthpiece for the kurdistan workers party which fights for the rights of the kurdish minority and is considered a terrorist organization in turkey and the west at the channel started broadcasting in two thousand and four and two thousand and ten it was officially accused in denmark of promoting terrorist activities and then early this year the channel's license was finally revoked we spoke to the lawyer we have a special in the media or terribly should be dead bark which would issue the search . the turkish government had at three different occasions complained to this committee each time they concluded that the coverage of the
fights the clashes the conflict between the p.k. k. the kurdish guerrillas and the turkish security forces was just like the coverage you would fired at the big they just used television stations so we thought that also the courts. would respect the freedom of expression the freedom of press the freedom of information but it did occur. we have nato to comment on the leaks about the deal to appoint ransom so we got no answer instead at their press office referred us to the danish judicial authority saying that courts there are fully independent of your questions that plane. there were some conflicts of political character between the bar and turkey. states. because a very broad stroke they describe it is to become the six zero therefore they felt
with him as the secretary general there was a big pressure from us. to think even creative bad guy how to die out how to prove morning that russell of a should was permitted to saracens. the dice but what there was a are within hours after that he died with it was announced that there was agreement between the turkish government and the other to decide the previous stage probably just as the second surgery. ok let's find out now what stories we're covering all the line for you the chance of german or thirty's act to kill joy for football fans threatening to punish loud cheering and advising against any face painting we'll tell you all about that story on our website plus our envisions section and some breath taking pictures waiting for you including this
human tower in spain is made up of more than a hundred people. death row inmates in oklahoma are protesting against the use of lethal injections to execute them they say it's akin to experimenting on humans and their lawsuit filed against the state follows the bungled execution of oklahoma inmate clayton lockett in april when he died of a heart attack some forty minutes after being injected doctors had burst a vein in his body while administering a controversial cocktail of drugs there was a similar incident back in january in ohio where an inmate was reportedly convulsing for around twenty five minutes in both those cases concerns were raised that the doctor. as used previously untested drugs and even though the investigation into both cases continues prison authorities are going ahead with the method three executions of actually being carried out in june so far
they're the first to happen since april in total three thousand prisoners await the death penalty in u.s. jails human rights advocates are concerned that the authorities are unwilling to take heed of past failures every time one more state changes a protocol or changes the lethal drug cocktail in a sense we have the potential for human experimentation to be trying something on a human being that's never been tried before and that's being repeated in state after state here in the united states oklahoma has not done another execution yet now we've set some dates out several months into the future and that's exactly why these inmates have sued what they're basically saying is that we're not ready to do more executions the other hand the status saying it thinks we will be ready within a couple of months and of course without the full findings there and what went wrong in clayton lockett sex a-q. should i think it's very hard for the state's argument to be taken seriously that
we're ready to actually start more executions when we don't fully know what happened. ok just want to quickly round up some of the world news for you such as israeli fighter jets have launched air strikes in the gaza strip leaving two palestinians dead and critically wounding another the men allegedly belong to the popular resistance committee that's an armed group accused of firing rockets into israeli territory the attack came as israeli troops continue a large scale search for three missing teenage boys believed to have been abducted . in other news the mexican government has apologized for a shooting on u.s. territory a military helicopter accidentally opened fire on u.s. border guards during a search for drug smugglers just north of the front here in arizona nobody was injured in that incident. in more venezuela's capital and several other cities have been hit by a temporary power blackout incident disrupted subway service is on cause traffic
chaos the blackout was caused by an outage at a power station in central venezuela which forced other generators to go offline in march to see a similar problems in the country's power grid of caracas without power twelve hours. now in a bid to ease the bureaucratic burden and to save money the french government is redrawing its in the borders to reduce the number of regions the plans have been met with anger with richard regions are willing to pay for their poor in neighbors that is going to cost of a reports now the you might have his own vested interests as well. this is what it could look like it's one seed seed become fourteen eliminating bureaucracy and supposedly saving france fifteen billion euros this is francois lawn's regional shake up plan for two thousand and fifteen or a copy of the decentralized functional model of germany according to moving the time if this reform gets the green light in the region of what we are now will
merge with the problem is that. bridge its neighbor is a mining and steel region in the pipeline and people here don't want to end up paying for it. they're talking about hypothetical economic advantages it's a booby trap the real goal of those who call the strings is that this integration of nation states the e.u. will deal directly with the regions. who. are facing a dictatorship to impose a model which we're friends would be to integrate a regionalized europe with the your atlantic bloc and a food hole which the world governance. appear large claims these documents dated back to nine hundred ninety seven by the association of european border regions as well as the two thousand and see map of regionalized in europe by the assembly of european regions is proof that the union has long been planning to regionalize the countries to gain more control. we will be part of something that does not even
have a name for now and now there is a growing number of french politicians who are also speaking out against this regional shake up saying that sports and the countries identity at risk and opening the door to something which could not only reshape france but make it disappear marina cost reports in from france for artsy. i would of course be back with the very latest news headlines and stories in depth the top of the hour stay with us though because coming up next as promised abby martin will take a look at how water shortages are driving the people of detroit and despair.
some people say freedom isn't free and they're right in fact freedom may only cost the price of a bottle of water or an old t. shirt fans celebrating the recent victory of the l.a. kings noticed that they were not alone what was believed to be a police drone was flying over them filming them either out of moral contempt for drones or just for the hell of it the crowd began to throw random objects at it until it was brought down i think this event makes two very big points firstly a lot of the surveillance state is not that hard to stop i mean there are satellite photos being taken of us all the time and n.s.a. spying on a communications but any camera or other device been throwing distance of a brick is at the mercy of us ninety nine percent and secondly generally if a crowd of people does something few ever get punished i mean if this drone was actually a police drone would they try to lock up the entire crowd for breaking it no they wouldn't and they couldn't for some reason if one person commits an act of civil disobedience they are in for it but if a crowd does it they generally get away with it so if you're going to defend your
right to privacy from drones bring fifty guys with you and everything will work out just fine but that's just my opinion. for ever new should to go straight from being a violent upset of the existing order to being a well run democracy is impossible it just won't happen because the act of the revolution is so violent that there are the off the shocks a so great that there is a fear of chaos. released be to language. programs and documentaries in arabic it's all here on. reporting from the world talks about specific v.o.i.p. interviews intriguing stories for you.